Originally Posted by Martyn57
I have a Ribcraft 5.3 with a Mariner 90 4stroke and rear demountable twin fuel tanks.
Its a little stern heavy but still handles rough weather very well - "flat water leisure boat" it isn't!!
Sorry if I ruffled yer feathers M...and I'm not knocking the 5.3...
but the word to remember is 'Compared' I've driven both
...also ANY RIB with rear mounted removable Fuel tanks is at a distinct disadvantage to the same Rig with an under deck, (usually how the boat was designed) SS or failing that Plastic,fuel tank,in terms of handling,balance,deck space,and not least safety, I can never understand why anyone,after spending so much when buying/rigging a new boat they would then skimp on IMO one of the most important elements?